NXT UK Championship

The NXT UK Championship is the United Kingdom-based brand of the American professional wrestling promotion WWE.

That was first established on 15 December 2016. It was launched as a way to give UK-based wrestlers an opportunity to wrestle for NXT.

That brand’s namesake show, NXT UK, had its first tapings in July 2018. And premiered on 17 October 2018 on the WWE Network.

History of NXT UK Championship | United Kingdom Championship

On 15 December 2016, Paul “Triple H” Levesque revealed. That there would be a 16-man tournament to crown the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion.

So, the tournament was held over a two-day period, 14 and 15 January 2017. And aired exclusively on the WWE Network.

Because the championship was intended as the top championship of a new WWE Network show, produced in the United Kingdom. Tyler Bate won the inaugural tournament to become the first WWE United Kingdom Champion.

So, on 19 May 2017, WWE held a follow-up to the United Kingdom Championship tournament. Titled United Kingdom Championship Special.

NXT UK Championship Belt Design

The base design of the belt is similar to the WWE Championship belt (introduced in 2014), with notable differences.

But, instead of a large cut out of the WWE logo. So the center plate is modeled after the United Kingdom’s royal coat of arms.

Because featuring a lion and a horse (instead of the traditional unicorn) on either side of the arms, with a shield in the center. So, the top of the shield is the crown jewels.

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